A person’s home is the one place where they should be able to feel comfortable and safe and to forget about the outside world. But it takes just one break in to destroy a feeling of safety and make you feel vulnerable and violated within your own four walls. Having even a basic burglar alarm will scare off would be burglars and notify you, your neighbours and your alarm company (if you have chosen a monitored package) of a break in, thereby limiting the amount of time a burglar spends in your property and protecting you, your family and your possessions.
There are two main types of burglar alarm that homeowners choose and these are wireless and wired systems. A wireless system relies on radio waves, which keep communication open between sensors, and a control panel. This type of system does not use electricity and instead each sensor and the main control panel are powered by a special long-life battery. They are easy to install and will provide a high level of protection. This system can also be added to very easily and sensors can be moved around the property if needed. The wired system is connected via cables that are hidden in walls and powered via mains electricity. Sensors are fixed into position and it is more difficult to add to the system if your needs change without a fair amount of work, mess and fuss. Both systems can have external sensors and either a noisy alarm or a silent alarm that alerts the alarm company or police station.
Every alarm system is made up of sensors that are placed at strategic points in each room. There are many different types of burglar alarm (as Danes say it tyverialarm) systems that range from the basic protection system to the incredibly advanced. The more basic burglar alarm will have a single sensor in each room and is really only set when a person leaves the property. The more advanced will have magnetic switches on every window and door; be able to be activated in specific rooms; and have passive infrared sensors in every room.
Both wireless and wired alarm systems have a wide coverage area and an alarm company will visit your property to survey it prior to installation. They will make note of any vulnerable areas and will advise on any extra measures that they believe you should take to ensure that your home has maximum protection.
There are a number of cheap alternative burglar alarms that are sold in DIY stores that you can fit yourself. They will provide an extremely basic level of protection that is better than no protection at all. However, they can have faults such as a failure to sound alarm in the event of a breach, or constant false alarms. These can actually work out to be very costly because if they fail to sound the alarm then a burglar has gained access. On the other hand if they constantly sound an alarm for no reason then you may find that your neighbours become fed up with you and the police send you a bill for repeated false alarm visits.
The saying “a man’s home is his castle” is very true and installing a reliable burglar alarm from a reputable company will go a long way to keeping it that way. You can learn more about alarm security (or in Danish alarm sikkerhed) if you follow up the link.